Call of Beauty


Germany / 2011
Narrative / 6 min / Colored

Director:Donald Houwer
Script: Friederike Gralle
Cinematography: Christoph Greiner
Producer: France Orsenne
Production: dffb & arte

„Call of Beauty“ tells a story about the real-life ego-shooters in our society. It’s about the power of evaluation, the obsession with beauty, it’s about friendship and the microcosm of a girl’s toilet – the hotspot of our pubescent protagonists. This is where they put on their faces and take of their masks, where they destroy each other and forgive. It’s the never-ending fight between the real and the fake.

Jenny and Lana (both 14) used to be best friends, since kindergarden. But their friendship is at a crossroads. Amanda changed her look and her circle of friends, trying to reinvent herself and get closer to her big love, Ivan. Lana feels left out. At the point of escalation, the girl-friends stick together, not knowing that the big payback is yet to come.

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